• The Gypsy Nurse
  • $89,330.00 -131,710.00/year*
  • Gloucester , MA
  • Healthcare - Nursing
  • Full-Time
  • 18942 MA-128


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Geriatric/Long-Term Care Nurse

Massachusetts

Length of Assignment : 3 months

Shift:

Currently looking for a Geriatric Nurse (RN) for a great opportunity in the Massachusetts area. The ideal candidate will hold a current nursing license and possess 1-2 years of long term care experience. This individual will work with elderly patients with diseases that affect aging adults.

Responsibilities of the Geriatric/Long-Term Care Nurse


Assist doctors in providing health care and support to elderly patients
Help to bathe bedridden patients to prevent bedsores
Understand patient? s medications and administer them to clients as and when due
Help to conduct regular screenings and routine check-up on patients
Help to assess the cognitive skills and mental status of their patients
Observe, understand, and manage peculiar old age health concerns like incontinence, insomnia, loss of strength and appetite, sexual issues as well as mobility challenges
Help to educate the families and caregivers of their patients on the best ways to care for them and keep them safe
Assist doctors with medical examinations and administer prescribed treatments
Help to maintain a chart for their patients in order to have accurate records of patient? s medical history, treatment plan and progress
Help to perform prescribed tests on their patients, like blood pressure checks, temperature, respiration, pulse and blood sugar.


Requirements of the Geriatric/Long-Term Care Nurse


Graduated from an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred
Must have current nursing or LPN license
1-2 years of long term care experience
Interest in elderly care
Must have BLS
Ability to multitask and have critical thinking skills, which allow them to take initiative when needed


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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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